Ballroom Dance: One of the Best Ways to Combat Stress
Ballroom dance is particularly good at reducing stress on multiple fronts.
Physical: The aerobic quality of dance has a capacity to exhilarate and relax, to provide stimulation and calm, to counter depression and dissipate stress; the exertion of dance produces endorphins—chemicals in the brain that act as natural painkillers.
Mental: Like meditation, dance, particularly partnership dance, requires your full attention, centering your focus on the present moment. Forgetting worry and anxiety for an hour can help clear your thoughts for calmer, more clear concentration.
Social: A great deal of our stress is social. The fear behind most fears is worry what other people will think. Not only does ballroom dance help you conquer this stress by giving us the opportunity to face it in a safe, non-threatening situation, partnership dance gives us the tools to better tune into and communicate with others.
Emotional: Through ballroom dance, people feel more confident and authentic, giving them more peace of mind. Ballroom dance not only makes us healthier, feel more attractive and more connected, the shared creative expression of partner dancing helps us feel better about ourselves and others.
We’d love to hear how ballroom dance has helped you regain peace of mind and focus. If you or someone you know could use some relaxation, physical, emotional, or mental, give us a call.